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Email Scam Using Nigerian National Petroleum Corp Name

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Dear friend,

I decided to contact you by email due to the urgency of this business. My name is Mrs. Elizabeth Jonathan, the Chief Accountant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (N.N.P.C). Nigeria is the Eight (8) oil producing country in the World and my Ministry the N.N.P.C is in charge of extracting and selling Nigeria crude oil. Since last year 2008, there has been serious crashed of the price of crude oil at the OPEC international oil market and this price has continue to go down everyday because of the World Economic Financial Crises which has seriously affected oil prices.

Because of the continue fall of crude oil price, I was opportune as the Chief Accountant of the N.N.P.C to divert the sum of $12Million U.S Dollars out from the crude oil sales for the Month of January 2009 because our sales account recording is know more stable and I diverted this $12Million from the N.N.P.C main account to an Escrow Suspends account of the N.N.P.C so that this amount cannot be trace by anybody later in the future.

I decided to divert this amount because I will soon be retiring from my job. I need your full assistance in receiving this $12Million because I cannot receive it by myself since am still a staff of my Ministry otherwise this business will be expose. I need a foreign partner like you that will stand as a foreign contractor before this amount can be paid to you? This business is 100% risk free for you and me otherwise I would not have involve myself as a married woman with family.
For your assistance your share will be 40% out of this $12Million while my share will be 60%
And this money can be paid to you either by Bank Draft or through Bank wire into your account.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jonathan
Chief Accountant
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.

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    on May 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM